§ SIR H. COTTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he can give any indication of the amount of the reduction in the area of the cultivation of poppy which is likely to be effected next year.
§ MR. MORLEY
It has been decided to restrict the area next year to 562,500 acres. In the current year the area settled is 595,000 acres. For the five preceding years it averaged 605,000 acres.